Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Showtime Renews 'The Chi' for Season 4

Showtime has renewed its original drama series The Chi for a fourth season, it was announced today. The drama will return with new episodes in 2021.

The drama stars Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine, Jacob Latimore, Alex Hibbert, Michael Epps, Shamon Brown, Yolonda Ross and Birgundi Baker.

Lena Waithe created the drama, with Justin Hillian returning as showrunner for the fourth season. They executive produce with Common, Aaron Kaplan, Derek Dudley, Shelby Stone, Jet Wilkinson and Rick Famuyiwa. Touchstone Television, Kapital Entertainment and Freedom Road Productions produce.

"Each season, The Chi's authentic storytelling resonates more deeply with its devoted and growing audiences," said Gary Levine, President, Showtime Entertainment. "Lena Waithe together with Justin Hillian explore the joys and the heartbreak of life on the South Side in a way that is unique on television, and we relish the prospect of continuing that exploration with them."

"This show has definitely taken me on a journey," added Waithe. "One of learning, healing and growth. I didn't know how this season would be received, but the level of engagement and enthusiasm from the fans has been fantastic. I still can't believe our numbers are up by double digits! The Chi is a team effort, and I'm grateful to continue this journey with such an amazing group of people."